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April 17, 2012
The Washington County Health Department is offering free oral cancer screenings on April 24.  April is Oral Health Awareness Month and the screenings are being offered through the health department as part of its Tobacco Free for Life program. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 240-313-3253 or TTY 240-313-3391.
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BY KEVIN CLAPP | April 29, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com You might awaken one day with a sore in your mouth. There could be a painless red or white patch on your lips, tongue, the lining of your mouth. One day you could wake up with a lump in your cheek. Or have a sore throat that never seems to go away. The impulse might be to dismiss it - maybe you inadvertently bit your tongue or side of your mouth. Maybe it's a virus that you just can't shake. Such thoughts could prevent launching an active offensive against a disease that kills more than 8,000 annually.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2011
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year with predictions that 6,900 will die of the disease. On Monday, the West Virginia University School of Medicine will offer free oral cancer screenings in the first floor conference room at WVU Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson. Dr. Majid Shafiei, a clinical professor at WVU School of Medicine and a local ear, nose and throat specialist, is coordinating the screenings.
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September 7, 2000
Middle-age tests: Bones, teeth, eyes, ears & tetanus Bones Our bodies build bones until we are in our early 30s. Ten million Americans - 8 million women and 2 million men - have osteoporosis, or porous bones. The disease is characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Bones become fragile and more susceptible to fractures. Estrogen seems to protect bones, said Dr. Brian Bonham of Myersville Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Myersville, Md. He recommends a DEXA scan or bone density test for postmenopausal women and women who have a family history of osteoporosis.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | October 17, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com For a man who depended on saliva to fuel his chewing tobacco habit, Rick Bender said now he can't even lick his lips. Bender, who had his right jaw removed after surgery for oral cancer, showed nose-scrunching and head-turning seventh-graders images of rotting teeth and receding gums in an effort to steer the youngsters from dipping into "spit tobacco" during a presentation Thursday at Smithsburg Middle School. "You can forget the spitting stuff - tobacco is tobacco," he said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 25, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The people stood elbow to elbow Saturday night in Waynesboro to fight cancer with their wallets and bidding cards. An estimated 500 people filled the Eagles Club ballroom for the 28th annual Gala Auction to support the local American Cancer Society by bidding on more than 700 items in simultaneous silent and vocal auctions. Organizers said the turnout was impressive, much as it has been in the past. Event Chairwoman Jill Kessler said the auction always is a huge draw among the community.
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February 14, 2008
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High Street, Hancock 301-678-7163 Feb. 1 - Words of inspiration: "Expect Change" with Gere Shoemaker, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 - Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; Disasters and emergencies with Barb Deneen, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 - Medications for the digestive system with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 - Crocheting, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 - ...
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February 20, 2008
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo - Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Bible study with Pastor Jim - Monday, 6 p.m. Be Healthy Be You: "Oral Cancer" with Kim Miltenberger - Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. Sing-along with Paddy - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Exercise - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. Cards/Dominoes - Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. ...
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by JULIE E. GREENE | August 8, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com For people who haven't had to seek health-care treatment often and who don't have insurance, going to the doctor's office can be intimidating. Kim Murdaugh, executive director for Walnut Street Community Health Center in Hagerstown, is hoping to deflate such apprehension with the center's second annual health fair Saturday during National Community Health Center Week. About 70 to 80 people attended last year's fair. Murdaugh is hoping 200 people will come this year.
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April 17, 2012
The Washington County Health Department is offering free oral cancer screenings on April 24.  April is Oral Health Awareness Month and the screenings are being offered through the health department as part of its Tobacco Free for Life program. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 240-313-3253 or TTY 240-313-3391.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2011
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year with predictions that 6,900 will die of the disease. On Monday, the West Virginia University School of Medicine will offer free oral cancer screenings in the first floor conference room at WVU Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson. Dr. Majid Shafiei, a clinical professor at WVU School of Medicine and a local ear, nose and throat specialist, is coordinating the screenings.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 24, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Going once, going twice, gone. Everyone touched by cancer wants to see the disease gone, said Kellie Reiber of Waynesboro. It also was the phrase used by auctioneers Saturday night in Waynesboro to sell nearly 1,000 items to benefit the American Cancer Society. For 29 years, the Gala Cancer Auction has been held to raise money for local cancer research, event chairwoman Jill Kessler said. People packed into the ballroom of the Eagles Club on Main Street to bid on items, some coming as early as 3 p.m. and saying until well past dark.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 25, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The people stood elbow to elbow Saturday night in Waynesboro to fight cancer with their wallets and bidding cards. An estimated 500 people filled the Eagles Club ballroom for the 28th annual Gala Auction to support the local American Cancer Society by bidding on more than 700 items in simultaneous silent and vocal auctions. Organizers said the turnout was impressive, much as it has been in the past. Event Chairwoman Jill Kessler said the auction always is a huge draw among the community.
NEWS
February 20, 2008
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo - Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Bible study with Pastor Jim - Monday, 6 p.m. Be Healthy Be You: "Oral Cancer" with Kim Miltenberger - Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. Sing-along with Paddy - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Exercise - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. Cards/Dominoes - Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. ...
NEWS
February 14, 2008
Hancock Senior Site 126-128 High Street, Hancock 301-678-7163 Feb. 1 - Words of inspiration: "Expect Change" with Gere Shoemaker, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 - Quilting, 9:30 a.m.; Disasters and emergencies with Barb Deneen, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 - Medications for the digestive system with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.; Bingo, noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 - Crocheting, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 - ...
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 8, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com For people who haven't had to seek health-care treatment often and who don't have insurance, going to the doctor's office can be intimidating. Kim Murdaugh, executive director for Walnut Street Community Health Center in Hagerstown, is hoping to deflate such apprehension with the center's second annual health fair Saturday during National Community Health Center Week. About 70 to 80 people attended last year's fair. Murdaugh is hoping 200 people will come this year.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 17, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com For a man who depended on saliva to fuel his chewing tobacco habit, Rick Bender said now he can't even lick his lips. Bender, who had his right jaw removed after surgery for oral cancer, showed nose-scrunching and head-turning seventh-graders images of rotting teeth and receding gums in an effort to steer the youngsters from dipping into "spit tobacco" during a presentation Thursday at Smithsburg Middle School. "You can forget the spitting stuff - tobacco is tobacco," he said.
NEWS
BY KEVIN CLAPP | April 29, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com You might awaken one day with a sore in your mouth. There could be a painless red or white patch on your lips, tongue, the lining of your mouth. One day you could wake up with a lump in your cheek. Or have a sore throat that never seems to go away. The impulse might be to dismiss it - maybe you inadvertently bit your tongue or side of your mouth. Maybe it's a virus that you just can't shake. Such thoughts could prevent launching an active offensive against a disease that kills more than 8,000 annually.
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